California adds non-binary option to driver’s license

Californians who do not identify as male or female now have a third option when it comes to a driver’s license.

“I think the State of California wants to do right,” Tranz Central Coast Chair Jamie Woolf said about the decision to add a non-binary option to the license application.

Woolf knows firsthand the internal struggle that comes with checking the gender box at the DMV.

“Essentially, it’s lying,” said Woolf, a San Luis Obispo resident. “Sometimes you’re asked to mark “M” or “F” and to have to choose something that’s not the way you feel is a lie and very uncomfortable.”

That’s why Woolf is praising the state legislature’s decision to join the ranks of Oregon, Maine and Washington state by adding a third box to the application.